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GITA Publishes Fifth Annual Geospatial Technology Report

The Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) has published the Geospatial Technology Report 2002: A Survey of Organizations Implementing Geospatial Information Technologies. The report, the fifth in an annual series from GITA, contains detailed information on the complexity, direction, and completeness of GIS projects being implemented at 187 infrastructure-based organizations-19 percent larger than the 2001 study.

In addition to comprehensive cross-industry analyses and trends, the 91-page report on CD provides detailed information on five industry sections: electric, gas, pipeline, telecommunications, and water/sewer/storm. Information in each industry section focuses on land base accuracy, sophistication, maintenance cycles, application usage, and interfaces.

Each section includes a listing of the top 10 technologies and top 10 applications in use by the industry. Esri's Bud Porter, the immediate past chairperson of GITA's Industry Trends Analysis Group, writes in the report's preface, "This information, along with the data provided by user respondents, should provide valuable insights for those using the report to help justify a new project, increase funding for an existing project, expand the use of geospatial technology to the enterprise, or just add a new application."

The mission of the Geospatial Information & Technology Association is to provide excellence in education and information exchange on the use and benefits of geospatial information and technology in business, utility, and government applications worldwide.

The report, which is provided free of charge to survey participants, is available for $125 for GITA individual members and $175 for nonmembers. Copies of the report may be ordered online at or by contacting GITA headquarters (tel.: 303-337-0513, e-mail: For information on participating in the 2003 report, contact Ken Goering (tel.: 303-337-0513, e-mail:

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